Painting

spiral

Painting

But completion
arrives in the most

limited sense,
outlines enriched and

filled with lush
darkness, the red of

an accumulated passion
for texture, for subtlety in

shade, the tactile being
one facet shared with

odor and the black hand
on the wall, the

staircase spiraling
upward, resultant desire,

body of lust, this wall, our
doing, the gathered home.

black hand

25 thoughts on “Painting

  1. I too once owned a bookstore, and I sailed with my husband, and I live in New York with my “constant companion and friend in old age” and two dogs, and I like your poetry and the spiral when I click in and click in and see into the holes of the treads. Thank you.

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